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sister leila weerhave ne the boy is right now, good afternoon, alex. >> reporter: well, that boy is actually being held in a juvenile facility and i spoke with prosecutors who are reviewing evidence in this case and they have yesterday to charge this boy with the murder of leila fowler. a short time ago, i was told by a sergeant that leila fowler's parents want to make a public statement following the arrest of the brother and that could happen in the next couple of days. the brother seen at a vigil is now accused of stabbing her to death. the superintendent tells me the boy is a 7th grader at the middle school and teachers never saw any behavior that could cause concern. >> clearly there was nothing in the past that i would see or think to see any behavior like this. >> reporter: parents are in disbelief after hearing leila fowler's own brother was arrested for the crime. >> i was asking him, did you know him and he was like yeah i knew him and he had friends but it's just -- it is just a shock. it is crazy. >> reporter: nobody was home this morning at leila fowler's house and o
in the murder of 8-year-old leila fowler culminated. the person they say murdered the girl is her 12-year-old. >>saturday, 8-year-old leila fowler was stabbed to death. police in highway patrol and other agency officers searched for the killer while residents in the foothill community of valley springs locked their doors in fear. >> citizens of calaveras county could sleep better tonight. >> the killer was right there in the house all the while. >> 5:00 10:00 p.m., detectives arrested leila's 12-year-old brother at the valley spring station and charged with homicide. >> chief gary coons wouldn't elaborate. and if investigators have the right suspect, it's doubly devastating for the fowler's family. one day after the arrest, leila's mother bared her emotions. >> understand how this could happen. i'm having a hard time grasping -- can't accept. this doesn't happen. i think what she went through and what happened to her. >> the 12-year-old brother whose identity, told police he saw the killer running from the scene. >> and at a memorial three days after the murder, the community gathered to
the warriors host the spurs in game six. >> we do have new details tonight in the case of leila fowler, the small town where she grew up is dealing with both a sense of relief and sorrow. while the manhunt for the killer is over in the town of valley springs, the community is now trying to comprehend how a 12-year-old could be accused of murdering his own sister. to the -- tomas roman is live. the children's mother spoke about them both. reporter: yes, she did. we'll have more on that. it's taken 15 days and more than 2,000 hours of investigation for investigators to give eight-year-old leila fowler's mother even more tragic news, now accusing leila's 12-year-old brother of killing her and that news cast a pall over mother's day in this community. >> i can't even imagine what his mom is going through. or his stepmom. a terrible tragedy. >> sandra huckabee is talking about the 12-year-old brother of leila fouler who was arrested for the stabbing death of his sister. we have blurred his face because he is a minor. leila fowler was found stabbed multipel times in the family home. a small
back to the desk. >>> all right, thank you sal, continuing coverage on the death of 8-year-old leila fowler, this morning grieve counselors will be at the school after the arrest of leila fowler's 12-year-old brother in connection with her death. she was stabbed in her home and he told police an intruder had done it but he has been arrested for the crime. the fundraisers have since been canceled and now they are asking for their money back. >> after a couple of hours of going back and forth we decided to cancel it. >> just a day before the boy was arrested, his mother said her son would never hurt his sister and we will have a hive report coming up in our -- a live report coming up in the next half hour. we will talk about the next legal steps in the case for the 12-year-old boy. >> in california law, a boy under 12 cannot be charged as an adult. >> since the boy is a juvenile, the proceedings will likely be held behind closed doors. despite the boy's arrest, it is still an active investigation. you can get more information and find all of our stories under the slaying tab under the
's brother. >> in valley springs where schools are offering counselling today. >> leila's brother was arrested on saturday. people here have been told there was an older gray haired killer on the loose. last month stabbing death of leila fowler triggered an intense man hunt through this small town. leila's 12-year-old brother was home and told investigators he saw a man run from the scene. since then the community has been living in fear while detectives searched attics, sheds and buildings. people who live here now feel a sense of relief that there has been an arrest. an auction to help the family was set for monday but now support is starting to fade. >> we started getting calls from people who bought tickets asking for their money back. they were hurt, they were angry. >> they do feel betrayed because they feel that the parents knew. >> the school district superintendent issued a statement. saying stands ready to provide whatever level of support and assistance is necessary to the fowler family, as well as the students, staff, parents and community. counselors will be made avai
. >>> at 5:10 plm deputies arrested leila's 12-year-old brother at the substation and charged him with homicide. >> late news out of calaveras county where the 12-year-old brother is under arrest, charge merchandise her death. good evening i'll ken wayne, heather holmes is off tonight. >>> a developing story tonight, a stunning ain-depth from the calaveras county sheriff's office, the 12-year-old brother of leila fowler has been arrested and charged with murder for the young girl's death sheriff 'oles say the homicide case is still an active investigation. ktvu's debora villone is live in valley springs. >> reporter: yes, we got this news a little over two hours ago. and we just got to the home where with leila fowler and her brother lived with her father and their stepmother. no one is here tonight in the wake of this stunning development. >> citizens calaveras county can sleep a little better tonight. >> reporter: after 15 days an arrest, leila fowler's bronco, four years older. brother who claimed he found her, stabbed to death and saw a exaggerly haired man running away from
homes >> arrested leilasleilas brother on the charge of homicide. >> ama: a shocking arrest. a 12-year-old boy accused of killing his own sister. for more than 15 days police searched for her killer. now her own brother is behind bars. john alston has been following the story and has the latest developments. >> at first authorities were looking for the killer riff the long bray hair. a neighbor also claimed there was a man running from the girl's home. authorities questioned section picked tokers, but -- sex offenders but that was thrown out as detectives zeroed in on the young are brother. >> stunning news from the sheriff outside of the office where only two hours earlier his deputies arrested the brother of leila fowler. >> at 5:10 been detectives arrested leila's 12-year-old brother on the charge of homicide. >> several days after the killing, leila's 12-year-old brother, now the accused killer, joins family members at a vigil. we're blurring his face because he is a minor. more than a thousand people gathered where leila was a third grader. their -- her mother spoke to the crowd.
>> arrested leilasleilas brother on the charge of homicide. >> ama: a shocking arrest. a 12-year-old boy accused of killing his own sister. for more than 15 days police searched for her killer. now her own brother is behind bars. john alston has been following the story and has the latest developments. >> at first authorities were looking for the killer riff the long bray hair. a neighbor also claimed there was a man running from the girl's home. authorities questioned section picked tokers, but -- sex offenders but that was thrown out as detectives zeroed in on the young are brother. >> stunning news from the sheriff outside of the office where only two hours earlier his deputies arrested the brother of leila fowler. >> at 5:10 been detectives arrested leila's 12-year-old brother on the charge of homicide. >> several days after the killing, leila's 12-year-old brother, now the accused killer, joins family members at a vigil. we're blurring his face because he is a minor. more than a thousand people gathered where leila was a third grader. their -- her mother spoke to the crowd.
reporter cornell bernard joins with the latest. >> it is a stunning town of events in the killing of leila fowler. police days ago looked for a suspect described only as man with long gray hair. the manhundred is over and leila fowler's brother is charged. a memorial remains outside the valley springs home where leila fowler was found murdered on april 27. her killing set off an intense manhunt cross calaveras county. her brother told police he was home at the time when he saw an intruder run from the house but authorities never found that suspect. days later, he joined the family at a vigil. we obscure his face because he is a juvenile. the boy was arrested on saturday at a fundraiser for the family. organizers say some people are demanding their money back but others have sympathy for the family. >> it turned to hurt and anger. people were angry we would continue to hold this thing so in our best interests we decided we were not going to do it. >> we feel sorry for the family because these poor people have lost two of their children. our hearts go out to them and our prayers. >> the news
time for kids and families. back in april learning that 8 year old leila fowler had been stabbed to death in this small quiet town where residents usually leave their doors unlocked. over the weekend leila's brother was arrested. last month's stabbing death of leila fowler triggered an intense man hunt. leila's 12-year-old brother was home at the time and told investigators he saw a man run from the scene. since then, a community has been living in fear. and asked people to lock their door and windows. people here feel a sense of relief but also feel betrayed. a spaghetti auction was set for next monday but support is starting to fade. >> we started getting calls from people who bought tickets asking for their money back. they were hurt. they were angry. >> they do feel betrayed. they feel like the parents knew. >> the school district superintendent issued a statement saying unidentified school district stands ready to provide whatever level and support is necessary as well as the students staff, parents and cusd community. >>> counselors will be made available throughout the day
investigation with the killer of leila fowler culminated this evening with the worst possible news. the person police say murdered the eight-year-old is her 12-year-old brother. >> on saturday, april 27th, 8-year-old leila fowler was stab today death. for two weeks combined force of dep tis, police and highway patrol and other officers searched for the killer while residents of the foothill community of valley springs locked their door in fear. >> sleep a little better tonight. >> the killer, police say, was right there in the house all the while. >> at 5:10 p.m. detectives arrested leila's 12-year-old brother at the valley springs substation and charged -- on charges of homicide. >> sheriff gary kuntz would not elaborate on the investigation telling reporters to check a department web site for updates. if investigators have the right suspect, it is doubly devastating for the fowler family. just one day before the 12-year-old's arrest, leila's mother priscilla rodriguez buried her emotions. >> i don't understand how could this happen. i'm still having a very hard time grasping that she's gone.
in the leila fowler case, the little girl's older brother 12 years old, we will tell you more about his legal future coming up. >>> we are live in larkspur, we will have more on the ferry problems, coming up. >> this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> it is may 13, i am torii campbell in for pam cook. >> he said it depends on where you are. >> the trend is for most locations especially away from the coast to cool down for the rest of the week, a weak front is coming in and the systems will erode the high pressure system and we have more on a stronger sea breeze, we will more coming up, here is sal. >>> traffic is okay in richmond and el cerrito. no metering lights but there is already a backup building, 6:01 let's go back to the desk. >>> police have just raided the occupy the farm camp in albany and joining us live where dozens of police officers are still on the scene, what is happening, brian? >> reporter: let me go ahead and see there is 30 or so berkeley police officers and they raided this area known as the gill track and 20 people were using it for urban farming for what is a kidsly d
springs. leila fowler's mother learned she lost her only daughter and investigators now tell her it was her son who killed her. >> still having a hard time grasping. i can't accept it. >> priscilla rodriguez is having trouble processing what what happened to her children. she is mother to leila and her 12-year-old brother who is accused of killing his sister. the boy originally told investigators tall man ran out of the house before he discovered his sister's bauer. >> my -- always protective of his sister. i just don't know. >> leila fowler was found stabbed multiple times. a small memorial sits across the road. sandra huckabee says the community has been rocked by the murder and says her heart and br'ers go out to the family. >> i can't even imagine what his mom is going through, or his stepmom. terrible tragedy. reporter: the calaveras unified school district issued this statement. i. our thoughts and hearts are with all impacted directly and indirectly by the unspeak my tragic turn of events. jim red ford says they have been stalled by recent revelations. >> when the news c
- year-old leila fowler is arrested for the crime. what will a tragic turn of events in calaveras county.as the brother of murdered 8-year-old leila fowler is arrested for the crime. what a student says the 12- year-old suspect brought to school just days before the murder. plus, crews searching for a 9-year-old autistic girl that went missing. we'll tell you where.next. now on kron four: the stunning arrest in the murder of a little girl. death of leila fowler. her 12- year old brother is under arrest. in the small town that had poured out its support for the family. fear and grief. giving way to anger. he was very close to his sister, and i know my son would never hurt his sister. the mother of a murdered with the news that her 12 year old son has been arrested for the crime. tonight reaction from neighbors as calaveras county sheriffs deputies say they have solved a case that has kept them in fear for weeks. kron 4's j-r stone is in calaveras county he talked to students who gave some chilling details about the brother who is accused of murdering leila fowler. before the arrest, the m
that shocked a small northern california town and this morning leila fowler's older brother is in custody accused of killing her. >> two weeks after leila fowler was found stabbed to death, police make a stunning announcement. >> arrested leila's brother and on charges of homicide. >> the little girl and her brother were alone in their family's northern california home when he told police that he'd seen an intruder leaving the house. the boy called his parent who then called 911 and he found his sister stabbed, she later died. authorities only released a sketchy description of a suspect. the small town of valley springs on edge as police searched for leila's killer. within the last few days her family stood together to remember her. >> i just want to thank the entire community and all of our family and friends for the overwhelming amount of support you have given my family. it will never be forgotten. >> meanwhile, there are still many unanswered questions. questions about the motive and what led police to arrest leila fowler's 12-year-old brother. >>> and we have breaking news out of new
. the suspect under arrest is the girl's own 12-year-old brother. >> on saturday, april 27, 8- year-old leila fowler was stabbed to death. for two weeks police, and highway patrol and other officers searched for the killer while residents of the foothill community in valley springs locked their doors in fear. >> cal have a has county will speak a little better tonight. >> the killer was right there in the house all the while. >> at 5:10 p.m. detectives arrested leila's 12- year-old brother and charged him on homicide. >> the sheriff would not elaborate on the situation, but if it is the right suspect, it is devastating for the fowler family. days before leila's mother beared her emotions. >> i can't imagine how this happened. i am having a hard time grasping this. i cannot accept this would happen. i think what she went through and what happened to her. >> the 12-year-old brother whose identity investigators have not confirmed told police he saw leila dead in the home they shared and saw an intruder run from the scene. at a memorial three days after the murder, the community gathered to re
. here is leila fowler. >> from 85 to the san jose airport we have 15-minute drive at 880 in the background with traffic moving smoothly and no crashes to report. mass transit, bart, muni, caltrain, everything running on time with no delays. we have significant delays coming from tracy to dublin because of a crash with more details in a little bit. >> we continue to follow breaking news. huge deadly flames, a house fire in pennsylvania left six people dead including several children. abc7 news reporter kira klapper is monitoring developments. >> four siblings are dead, the youngest is 2-year-old boy and his three-year-old sister killed this this raging fire as it tore through the home last night in potsville, pennsylvania, northwest of philadelphia. the fire was so strong the floors and the radio of the home collapsed keeping firefighters from going in to make rescues the fire chief said the crews proceeded with caution because of all of the damage. five were injured distinguishing the flames it took an hour to get the fire under control and it was not enough am the fire w
in northern california now believe they've solved the mysterious murder of 8-year-old leila fowler. last night, arresting her 12-year-old brother, charging him with homicide. >> the citizens of the county can sleep better tonight. >> reporter: a little more than two weeks ago, this quiet community outside sacramento was rocked when little leila's brother told police he had found her body stabbed to death after a man broke into their home. >> you wouldn't expect something like this to happen to them. >> reporter: the boy telling police he had to hide inside from the intruder. residents were told to stay inside as police launched a manhunt. and the community rallied around the family, leila's stepmother clearly emotional at this vigil. >> i just want to thank the entire community and all of our family and friends for the overwhelming amount of support that you've given my family. it will never be forgotten. thank you. >> reporter: while weeks of searching turned up nothing, police analyzed multiple knives found inside the home. investigators are not saying what led them to suspect the brother, b
in the town of valley springs after the sheriff announced an arrest in the murder of 8-year-old leila fowler. the community learned on saturday that leila fowler's 12-year-old brother will face charges in the stabbing death. we are covering his face because he is a juvenile. on friday there was a television interview a day before her son was arrested. >> my son has always been protect i of his sister and...i don't... >> she said her son was recently under stress from a child custody dispute. fundraisers to help the family are canceled by organizers who say some people are expressing outrage while others feel sympathy. abc7 news reporter cornell bernard will have more in 30 minutes. >> the brother the suspected kidnapper ariel castro are speaking publicly on this shocking case. police say castro helped three women captive in cleveland for more than a decade repeatedly raping them physical they were freed last week. in an exclusive interview with cnn pedro and onil showed no victim sympathy if their brother and hope he spends life in prison. >> monster, hateful, i hope he rots in jail. i don't
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about the murder of third grader leila fowler in northern california. this weekend police arrested an unlikely suspect. here's carter evans. >> reporter: the manhunt was intense. after eight-year-old leila fowler was found stabbed to death in her bedroom. authorities now say they have her murderer in custody. calaveras county sheriff gary kuntz delivered the news to a stunned crowd at a news conference saturday night. >> at 5:10 p.m. detectives arrested leila's 12-year-old brother at the valley springs substation and on charge of homicide. >> reporter: leila's brother told investigators he saw her with multiple stab wounds after seeing an intruder run from the home. hundreds in the town held a vigil for leila. many said for the first time they were locking their doors, fearing a killer in their midst. but the trail went cold and last week police suspended their search. just a day before the arrest the 12-year-old's mother priscilla rodriquez stood by him. >> i know my son has always been protective of his sister, you know. i just don't-- i don't know. >> reporter: investigators won
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on that. >> leila mother told a sacramento tv station a daydl before the arrest was made that he could never hurt his sister. he was protective of hers. friends of the 12-year-old said they were shocked. they only saw him treat her with love and affection. the arrest comes two weeks after leila was stabbed to death in the home. the boy told police he found his sister's body and saw an intruder in the home which sparked a massive manhunt with the description he provided. today, good samaritan church were asked to pray for the family and the boy. >> i think we need to see him as a young man that certainly made poor choices and fell way outside the mark of what people would call human or humanity. but his possibility for redemption in jesus and our possibility for forgiveness is as great in the plus column as this crime is in the column of negativity. >> the pastor who also led leila's memorial service tuesday said now that there's been an arrest the healing process can begin in ernest. the calavares sheriff isn't releasing details or what led them to suspect the boy was involved. they do
in 8-year-old leila fowler in calaveras county. >>> and a crackdown on freeway taggers moves to the fast lane. >>> good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. >>> just hours ago, uc berkeley police raided the "occupy farm" camp in albany. protesters are planning their next move later today. brian flores join us live from albany. what's happening there now? >> reporter: so far so good, tori. take a look behind me. there's about 30 or so i would say uc berkeley police officers as well as 20 "occupy farm" activists. they've been here since 4:00 this morning after uc berkeley raided the land. many officers guarding the land, making sure the activists go back in. there's been one arrest. now, "occupy farm" is concerned over a piece of land known as the guild tract. the owners of the land, uc berkeley, would like to see the development here and current proposals are slated to go ahead and include a sprouts farmers market and a senior housing complex. activists say differently. >> so the guild tract is home to some of the best agricultural soil in
it directly to you. >>> this is kpix 5 news. >> after two weeks of searching for killer of 8 year old leila fowler, police make an arrest. her big brother. good afternoon i'm michelle griego. >> hello. i'm frank mallicoat. emotions are high in the town of valley springs. neighbors are mad because they believe parents knew all along. others are asking for donations back. people are now just trying to wrap their minds how a 12-year-old could allegedly commit such a crime. >> reporter: the mood has shifted in valley springs where two weeks the town lived in fear. now that fear turned to anger, confusion and shock as leila fowler's 12-year-old brother is the prime suspect. he was arrested on saturday. >> sort of sinking in. >> unreal how somebody at 12 years old can have a mind set to do something like that. >> the boy was a 7th grader in valley springs. there are grief counselors and therapy dogs on campus today to help classmates deal with the news. >> our job today is make sure we do the best we can. >> superintendent says after the stabbing, the brother only came back to class one day. and
springs is in shock this morning after the investigation of the death of leila fowler has led to her brother's arrest. the 12-year-old is accused of stabbing her to death. this after three action of the boy telling authorities he saw an intruder come into the home. we have the details on the stunning development. >> calaveras county can sleep a little better knowledge stunning news outside of the office will only two hours earlier his deputies arrested the brother of leila fowler. >> at a 5:10 p.m. detectives arrested the 12-year-old brother of leila on the charge of homicide. >> several days after the killing, leila's 12-year-old brother. now the accused killer, joined family members at a vigil. we are blurring his face because he is a minor. more than 1,000 people gathered at jenny lind elementary school where leila was a third grader. her mother spoke briefly to the crowd. >> i want to thank the community for the overly amount of support you have given my family. it will never be forgotten. 8-year-old girl was stabbed inside the home three weeks ago. her brother told investigators
. the foothills town of valley springs is in shock this morning after the investigation of the death of leila fowler has led to her brother's arrest. he's just 12 years old, accused of stabbing her to death. the calaveras county sheriff announced the arrest three weeks after the boy told authorities he saw an intruder in the family's home. abc7 news reporter john alston has details on this stunning development. >> calaveras county can sleep a little better. stunning news outside of the office. only two hours earlier his deputies arrter of leila fowler. >> at a 5:10 p.m. detectives arrested leila's 12-year-old brother at the vacley springs substation and on charges of homicide. >> several days after the killing, leila's 12-year-old brother, now the accused killer, joined family members at a vigil. we are blurring his face because he is a minor. more than 1,000 people gathered at jenny lind elementary school where leila was a third grader. her mother spoke briefly to the crowd. >> i just want to thank the community for the overly amount of support you have given my family. it will never be forg
there in the house all the while. >> at 5:10 p.m. they arrested leila's 12-year- old brother at the substation and on charges of homicide. >> reporter: sheriff gary would not elaborate on the investigation telling reporters to check a department website for updates. if investigators have the right suspect, it's doubly devastating for the fowler family. one day before the 12-year- old's arrest leila bared her emotions. >> how could this happen? i'm still having a very hard time grasping that she is gone. i think what she went through and what happened to her. >> reporter: the 12-year-old brother who's identity has not confirmed told police he found leila dead in the home they shared and an intruder running from the home. at a memorial three days after the murder the community gathered to remember the girl. >> i'm not going to say goodbye, i'm going to say i'll see you later. >> reporter: investigators had gathered a great deal of evidence from the crime scene. the family home. a few days ago the sheriffs deputy told the stock ton record that dna testing yielded a positive result. several hundre
carries on a different life. we are grieving over the loss of leila fowler and now having to deal with the reaction and this reality. >> reporter: the district attorney says they have not received the case. the charges from the sheriff's department. once that happens then we will know when the court appearance will take place. ken pritchett ktvu channel 2 news. >> the family was in the public eye during the investigation. the children lived with their father and stepmother in the home where leila fowler was found murdered. the mother gave an interview and said they were close and he would not have hurt her. >> he never like was ever mean to her. >> she said her son was protective of his sister. >> police expanded their search for a missing girl from the bay area who is autistic. mikaela lynch was last seen yesterday afternoon outside her parent's vacation home. she was playing in the yard of the home when she disappeared. has brown hair and blue eyes. d search teams have been going door to door and patrol is searching the lake by boat. we have a crew on the way and we will have mo
in the murder of 8-year-old california girl leila fowler. her 12-year-old brother arrested for allegedly murdering his sister. their stepmother crystal walters posted a brief message on facebook saying this, thank you to those who are standing by us in this devastating time for our family. and thank you for respecting our privacy during this time. we need a little space. happy mother's day to all. >> wow. >> cnn's dan simon is live in valley springs, california, following this story. good morning, dan. >> good morning, john. for two weeks this community was on the lookout for a killer. someone who randomly barged into a home and stabbed and murdered an 8-year-old little girl. at least that's what the community thought. now according to the sheriff it wasn't random at all. in the days after her killing, an emotional candle light vigil to remember 8-year-old leila fowler, known for her bubbly personality. >> layly was beautiful and strong, she was kind, i remembered that leila liked purple. >> reporter: leila's family among the mourners, seen here was her 12-year-old brother, the one who h
death of his sister. 8-year-old leila fowler's body was found in her house. her brother was the only one home at the time. he had claimed an intruder broke in. now he's charged with murder. >> i can't imagine what his mom or his step mom are going through. a terrible tragedy. >> investigators refused to reveal the evidence that led to the arrest of the 12-year-old. >>> o.j. simpson is back in court today. he's accusing his former attorney of botching his case, he's trying to get the convictions thrown out. he wants a new trial. he's serving a 33-year prison sentence following a confrontation with sports memorabilia dealers. >>> prince harry returns to the east coast today following a weekend in the rockies. he hit the field with air force players yesterday. he went long there, hauled in a pass, not bad. all fun and games, as he got down to helping the cheerleaders form a pyramid. tomorrow, he source areas of new jersey hit hard by superstorm sandy. >>> round four in the superphysical nba playoff series between the heat and the bulls. highlights from some of the other sports now from espn
to the family might be accused of killing eight-year-old leila fowler. >> it is always a possibility. everybody didn't want it to be that, although th alternative of a crazy killer is undesirable too, but no one would have believed it was possible. >> late saturday afternoon detectives arrested leila's 12-year-old brother after the killing and we are obscuring his face because he is a juvenile. pricilla rodriguez, the biological mother of both siblings talked about her 12-year-old son the day before he was arrested. >> i know my son has been protective of his sister. i don't know. >> the 12-year-old boy claimed he found his sister bleeding from stab wounds after an intruder got into their valley springs home two weeks ago. it lead to a massive manhunt, but authorities never found the tall man with long, gray hair whom the boy said he saw running from the house. the community rallied around the family holding a vigil and collecting money. but now after the sheriff announced the arrest of the brother, a spaghetti dinner fundraiser has been canceled and organizers telling abc7 news that some resid
up. >>> a rural community is stunned after they arrested the brother in the death of leila fowler, she was found stabbed to death in valley springs late last months. her brother first told them he saw a male intruder running through the scene. and examining dna evidence and interviewing the family, detectives arrested his 12-year-old brother last night. >> during the past 15 days. we have conducted extensive investigation. these types of cases require several at a time. and it was our commitment to make sure we did a thorough job as possible. >> despite the arrest, the sheriff said it is still an active investigation. the district attorney will decide whether to prosecute the 12-year-old as an adult. deputies are still guarding the fowler home and the family has here are the events. leila fowler was stabbed to death. the 12-year-old brother said he saw a tall man with long gray hair running away. >> on may second, they were analyzing several knives at the home to see if one was the weapon use the attack and last night. they announced they arrested his 12-year-old -- her 12-year-ol
of 8-year-old california girl leila fowler. 12-year-old brother under arrest for allegedly killing his sister. their stepmother crystal walters posted a message on facebook saying quote, thank you for those who are standing by us in this devastating time for our family. thank you for respecting our privacy during this time. we need a little space. happy mother's day to all. cnn's dan simon live in valley springs, california. good morning, dan. >> good morning, christine. for two weeks this community was absolutely terrified, and on the lookout for a killer. someone they believed randomly barged into a home and targeted an 8-year-old girl. well now the sheriff says this was far from random. in the days after her killing, an emotional candle light vigil to remember 8-year-old leila fowler, known for her bubbly personality. >> leila was beautiful and strong. she was kind. i remembered that leila liked purple. >> reporter: leila's family among the mourners, seen here was her 12-year-old brother, the one who had told police that an intruder stabbed his sister while they were home alone, and
leila fowler. and it's a shocker. authoritees announcing yesterday that the murder suspect is the victims 12 year old brother. kron4's mike pelton has been following this story and is in the newsroom with the latest. a 15-day search for the killer, that involved more than a dozen agencies and two-thousand hours of work, leads investigators back to where it all began. year-old brother. who now faces homicide charges. leila fowler - the 8 year- old described as having a bubbly personality - was home alone with her brother back on april 27th. authorities say her brother reported seeing an intruder leaving the home before finding his sister suffering from *multiple stab wounds. he even gave police a description of a white or hispanic male. this set off a manhunt throughout the community. multiple agencies interviewed registered sex offenders in the area, chased down leads, looked in storage sheds and attics to try and find the killer. and last night those who love and care for leila news - that authorities believe it's her own brother who committed the crime >> at 5:10 p.m. pol
has the latest on the hunt for leila fowler's killer. >> drivers searched in two reservoirs near her home yesterday, the reservoirs are 4' deep and investigators have not said what led them to the spots. they are not saying what they are looking for or what they found so far. they say exploring the reservoirs is just another technique in the evidence and recovery search. >> blackwater diving and searching the bottom of the ponds with their hands. they obviously cannot see where they are going so people on the shore holding the rope guide them through the water. >> investigators knocked on doors asking neighbors if they saw anything suspicious around the time she was killed. leila fowler died being stabbed inside her family home on saturday. her step brother found her and described her killer as being tall with long gray hair and a witness who said she saw the man has taken back the claim. in the newsroom for abc7 news. >> san jose police are pleased with how cinco de mayo celebrations went despite clearing the street because of a few troublemakers when a fight break out between two g
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in the hospital. >>> leila fowler's mother is speaking out for the first time since her daughter is still unsolved -- since her daughter's murder was still unsolved. the 8-year-old was found stabbed to death in her father's callababras home last month. but her mother says that she still can't accept what happened. >> to understand that this happened, i'm still having a very hard time grasping what's to come. i can't believe this happened. and i think what she went through and what happened to her. >> rodriguez is also the mother of leila's 12-year-old brother who is the one that found his little sister's body. >>> the north vallejo little league teams were suppose to be back in action at the field this weekend. instead they are putting their gloves and belts away. >> kpix 5 tells us that the recent strings of shootings are forcing the field to close. >> reporter: it was the first inning here at the field in vallejo when the gunfire exploded half a block away. >> and i have all my kids on my left side get down under the dugout and wait, so you know the whole commotion was done. >> reporter: the coa
described as a man with long gray hair and now the manhunt is over and leila fowler's own brother is charged with her murder. experts say trying the case will be tough. parents dropping kids off at the elementary school in calaveras county are still dealing with the fuzz. the 12-year-old boy of leila fowler now charged with her murder. >> very sad. what can you say? i am glad it is not an adult. >> grief counselors arrest at the school available to students and teacher whose may need to taught. she was found stabbed to death april 27. her killing set off an intense manhunt across calaveras county. her brother told police that he saw an intruder run from the home but authorities never found the suspect. >> he later joined family members at a vigil. he is a juvenile. his mother says that the boy would never hurt anyone. >> my son has been protective of his sister. i just...i don't know. >> the sheriff will not say what kind of evidence led them to art boy but a law schoolboy says trying the boy for homicide is difficult. he is too young to be tried as an adult. >> we have to assume that the pr
really pulled together to support 8-year-old's leila's family. but now folk here are dealing with a whole new set of emotions after the arrest of the girl's 12-year-old brother. >> it hurts yop you got a 12-year-old kid that his life is ruined, you know, plain and simple over this. what made him snap? get into his head and find out. what happened? >> reporter: that's the reaction of neighbors on learning investigators have arrested the brother of eight-year-old leila fowler who was found stabbed to death in her home. her 12-year-old brother had claimed he saw a man running from the house before finding his sister. this neighbor says the story just didn't add up. >> did the kid come out and start hollering and screaming? no. we had our suspicions the whole time. it's horrible to see something like that happen. >> reporter: school mats of the children are having a tough time of it too. for two weeks now they feared a random killer was on the lose. the school districts brought in their crisis team to help children deal with the new twist. >> the act itself is unspeakable. how can anybody cot
grieving the murder of 8-year-old leila fowler, has to deal with the news that authorities believe their 12-year-old son killed his own sister. >> police have arrested leila's 12-year-old brother on homicide. >> reporter: on april 7th, this community was rocked when little leila's brother told police, he found her body stabbed to death after a man broke into their home. >> you wouldn't expect something like this to happen. >> reporter: the boy's description sparked a massive manhunt. police telling neighbors to be on the lookout for this mysterious man. after 15 days spent knocking on more than 300 doors, even using drivers to search through local reservoirs for clues, authorities say there was no intruder. and they have charged leila's older brother with homicide. >> people of calveras county can sleep a little better tonight. >> reporter: investigators are not saying what led them to suspect the brother. and they are not answering questions. the children's parents are not available for comment this morning. for "good morning america," john schriffen, abc news, new york. >>> nasa is keepin
. but they have made an arrest in the death of 8-year-old leila flower. and the person in custody, even more shocking. >> jamie: that's an understatement. we have incredible video. there is a massive wall of ice, rising out of a lake and it could destroy a bunch of homes. we will show you this incredible video when we return. >> jamie: welcome back, everybody. mortgage rates tumble to a record low. freddie mac reporting the 15-year fixed rate is 2.56%. that's incredible. in today's take-charge consumer protection segment, i wanted to tell you how to benefit from the amazing rates. you may think you can't afford to a switch to a 15 year, maybe you can, if you are planning on refinancing. joining me now, kendra todd. welcome back. >> thanks, jamie, you know what i tried to do in these segments, i try to help people save money. mortgages can be intimidating. first of all, what do you think about these rates? have we ever seen them before? >> no, this is a new, all-time low for the 15-year mortgage. you know, the viewers might be thinking, what's so new and noteworthy with a fap-year mortgage? i
be forgotten. >> heartbreaking. police tonight are not revealing much about their case against leila's 12-year-old brother except to say the little boy will be charged with homicide. >> william lajeunesse is following the story from the newsroom. how is the local news handling this? >> last night the residents of this small town gathered at the police department expecting to hear the mystery man who killed this little girl that he be in custody. listen and watch closely to what you are about to see. literally the town gasps when they learn her own brother is under arrest. >> her 12-year-old brother... >> that 12-year-old boy is a minor. we are not showing you his face or using his name. he was seen frequently over the last few weeks including this candlelight vigil with his family mourning leila's death. >> just found the whole family the other day and gave the 12-year-old a hug and to hear that is kind of scary. >> i am really shocked now that he did that to his sister. >> clearly police believe the boy's initial story that he and the sister were alone while they attended a little league game
to the family might be accusedng killing eight-year-old leila fowler. >> it is always a possibility. everybody didn't want it to be that, although th alternative of a crazy killer is undesirable too, but no one it wasave possible. >> late saturday afternoon detectives arrested leila's 12-year-old brother after the killing and we are obscuring his face because he is a juvenile. pricilla rodriguez, the biological mother of both siblings talked about her 12-year-old son the day before he was arrested. >> i know my son has been protective of his sister. i don't know. >> the 12-year-old boy claimed he found his sister bleeding from stab wounds after an intruder got into their valley springs home two weeks ago. it lead to a massive manhunt, but authorities never found the tall man with long, gray hair whom the boy said he saw running from the house. the community rallied around the family holding a vigil and collecting money. but now after the sheriff announced the arrest of the brother, a spaghetti dinner fundraiser has been canceled and organizers telling abc7 news that some residents asked for th
. >> on friday, just the day before the boy was arrested, leila fowler'smotor told a sacramento tv station her son could never hurt his sister, saying he is protective of her. friends of the 12-year-old say they're shocked since they only saw him treat his little sister with kindness and affection. the arrest comes two weeks after leila was stabbed to death in her valley springs home. the boy told police he found his sister's body and encountered an incruder in the home, which sparked a massive manhunt for the man whose description the boy described. they went to sunday services at good samaritan sunday covenant church where they were asked to pray for the fowler family. >> if we are to believe there is a god and that god holds together the broken pieces of our lives, then in a time like this, it is incumbent upon us to have faith, to trust, to worship together, to encourage those who do not have faith, to know of our love, to encourage those who have faith to grow in that love. >> the pastor, who also led leila's memorial service on tuesday says now there has been an arrest, the healing proce
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